The Lions were again unable to to step up as they lost their second game on tour against the Hurricanes on Saturday
In the game where it was expected the Lions to bounce back from last weeks shocked loss against the Reds they again put huge pressure on themselves
It was Hurricanes all off the first half with them going most of the attacking with ball in hand.
The Lions could just not get going with poor ball to the backs when they did get it and most of it was senselessly kicked away. Jantjies again could not control at 10 and had another poor half with his general play as well as his kicking play.
It was the Hurricanes that scored first with Lam getting easily pass Combrinck to score their first try. This gave them a 7-0 lead.
Both teams where not good on the ground with allot of turnovers during the whole first forty minutes.
The Lions lost Marx to injury early on and their lineouts went from bad to worst very quickly.
It took not long for the Hurricanes to extend their lead to 14-0 after a second try by Savea.
The Lions got a lucky break just before the end of the half when the Hurricanes messed up a pass to get a 5-meter scrum. Groom got over from the scrum which made the halftime lead 14-7 to the Hurricanes.
The second half started the same as the first with the Hurricanes all over the Lions and also quickly score to take the lead to 21-7.
The Hurricanes kept control on the match and were able to stretch the Lions yet again to send Lam over for another try and a lead of 28-7.
The Lions hit back immediately with Schoeman scoring from a drive. Jantjies was unable to convert the try and the Canes still led 28-12.
The Lions manage to scrape a late try to get their score to 19 but it was not enough as the Hurricanes beat them 28-19.
Tries – Ben Lam(54′) Ben Lam(45′) Ardie Savea(25′) Ben Lam(8′)
Penalties – None
Cons – Beauden Barrett(56′) Beauden Barrett(47′) Beauden Barrett(27′) Beauden Barrett(9′)
Tries – Sylvian Mahuza(75′) Marnus Schoeman(57′) Nic Groom(40′)
Penalties – None
Cons – Elton Jantjies(76′) Elton Jantjies(41′)